Because we have an obligation to prevent harms to our rational nature, and because oppression can harm our capacity to act rationally, we have an obligation to resist our own oppression. Despite what Kant himself might’ve thought, we know that women’s rational capacities are no different from men’s. Thus we can use Kantianism to explain why women are just as deserving of respect as men and why this respect is incompatible with sexist oppression.
Monday, December 9, 2013
a feminist kant
for those of you writing in favor of women's rights, take a look at this article written in the nytimes by carol hay, professor of philosophy at the university of massachusetts.